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Actress Amy Ryan Takes Us Inside the Dark World of ‘Sugar’ | EUR Video Exclusive

Colin Farrell & Amy Ryan / Sugar
Colin Farrell & Amy Ryan in ‘Sugar’ / Apple TV+

*In a recent interview with actress Amy Ryan, we explored the captivating new noir series “Sugar” on Apple TV+, featuring Colin Farrell.

Step into the shadowy world of “Sugar” as Ryan gives us a glimpse behind the scenes. In this exclusive interview, she shares insights into the show’s dark allure, her character’s journey, and what viewers can expect from this thrilling new venture. 

Created by Mark Protosevich, the eight-episode series stars Farrell as John Sugar, an American private investigator on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of legendary Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel. As Sugar tries to determine what happened to Olivia, he will also unearth Siegel family secrets; some very recent, others long-buried.

Watch the trailer below.

“I really want to stress, it’s not just a typical detective series where you’re picking up clues and you’re going to find out who the bad guy is. It’s not that. That’s part of it,” Ryan told us. “We’ll find out what happens, but it’s really through the eyes of his character, and his obsession with old Hollywood films, and how he relates to every person he meets,” she said of John Sugar.

“Somehow, there’s a reference for a film, a scene, a line, an actor, and it just pops in so effortlessly and seamlessly that you’re really just taken,” Ryan continued. “You’re not just picking up clues, again for the missing person case, but you’re following this man’s emotional journey through it as well. And then you’ll start to learn what he is hiding, and he’s going to start to deal with his secrets, and that’ll be fun for the audience when he does.”

Directed by Fernando Meirelles (“City of God,” “Two Popes”), the series also stars Kirby (“Sandman”), Amy Ryan (“The Wire”), James Cromwell (“Succession”), Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”), Dennis Boutsikaris (“Better Call Saul”), Nate Corddry (“Mindhunter”), Sydney Chandler (“Don’t Worry Darling”), and Alex Hernandez (“Invasion”).

Ryan said her character Melanie “is a former badass rocker” who had ” a lot of success in her twenties.”

She added, “And now we meet her — she seems like she lives well. She has a beautiful home, but every other part of her life is still quite messy. She drinks too much. She’s single, she’s guarded. She’s divorced from a very powerful Hollywood family,” Ryan explained. 

“She meets John Sugar because he’s investigating a missing persons case, who is part of that Hollywood family that Melanie was once attached to. So at first, he comes to question Melanie, but she doesn’t know that,” the actress revealed. “She thinks maybe he’s just a guy at a bar who looks interesting. But soon, there’s a kinship that each recognizes in each other. And from that, this genuine friendship forms throughout the series.”

Watch Ryan further elaborate on her character and the series in our exclusive conversation below.

“Sugar” launches with the first two episodes on Friday, April 5. New episodes will air every Friday through May 17. 

READ MORE: Kirby Dishes on Intriguing New Noir Series ‘Sugar’ on Apple TV+ | EUR Video Exclusive

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